Social Prescribing

Social prescribing supports health and social care professionals by assisting patients to find suitable community activities that support their health and wellbeing, tackling issues such as social isolation and loneliness.

Person Centred

Social prescribing starts with the question, “what is important to you?” Recognising that health and wellbeing are about more than medicine.

Social Prescribing Link Workers support people to think about their goals, how they might move towards achieving them and what help they will need.

Community Based

Social prescribing always works with the local community, helping people to connect with what’s already going on around them. Social Prescribing Link Workers know about lots of organisations, clubs and activities that help people to achieve their goals. Where someone needs support to attend new activities the Link Worker may go along with them until they feel settled.

Lifestyle Choices

Social prescribing staff aim not only to help people join and settle into groups and clubs that suit their needs, but they also help them to feel more in control of their lifestyle by supporting them to make their own choices and decisions about their own health.

Who benefits from social prescribing?

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Anyone over the age of 18

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A person who has given their consent to the referral

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A person who is actively willing to engage in self-care/self-help activities

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A person who has been identified as requiring a non-clinical service

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Someone who is classed as having mild-moderate frailty

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Someone who is struggling in one way or another to manage some of their social issues

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Someone whose medical needs are managed or stable. This includes their physical and mental health.

How social prescribing can help you

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Kathy's story

Kathy had two goals, to walk her dog and feel a sense of belonging in her community.
To achieve these goals, Kathy needed help with her confidence and physical strength.

MT's story

MT heard about social prescribing through her volunteering role with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and she self-referred to get help with transport to hospital in Nottingham for tests and an operation.

Meet the team

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service has a team of 11 people working in social prescribing teams located in offices covering Boston, South Holland, South Kesteven and East Lindsey.

Lisa Gibson

Lisa Gibson

Social Prescribing Lead, South Lincolnshire

Rachael Smith

Rachael Smith

Social Prescribing Lead, East Lincolnshire

Naomi Edwards-Sims

Naomi Edwards-Sims

Social Prescribing Link Worker, Grantham and Sleaford.

Rosie Maclenan

Rosie Maclenan

Social Prescriber Link Worker, Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping.

Amanda Lacey

Amanda Lacey

Social Prescribing Link Worker, Boston

Suzanne Willis

Suzanne Willis

Social Prescribing Link Worker, Spalding

Cherakee Chamberlain

Cherakee Chamberlain

Social Prescribing Link Worker, Boston

Elena O' Callaghan

Elena O' Callaghan

Social Prescribing Link Worker, Boston

Anna Patrick

Anna Patrick

Social Prescribing Link Worker, Holbeach, Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge

Kirk Thomas

Kirk Thomas

Social Prescribing Link Worker, East Lindsey.

Mariana Cont

Mariana Cont

Social Prescribing co-ordinator

Latest Social Prescribing News

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Could you help people who are feeling lonely?

Could you help someone who is feeling lonely by helping them to try new things and make new friends? A new scheme is being piloted in Stamford to train volunteers to mentor those who are struggling with isolation by accompanying them to social activities so they don’t...

Since you started coming I never know where Kathy is, she’s always out and about.

Family member of Kathy, who has been helped and supported by the Social Prescribing team.

I can’t thank you enough for all the help you have given me, I don’t know what I would have done without you.

MT, who received support from a Social Prescribing Link Worker after an operation.

Contact Us

Get in touch with the social prescribing team in your area.

01205 314479

social-prescribing@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk

Contact LCVS

If you have any enquiries about our organisation or would like to find out more about one of our services, please do get in touch.

For general enquiries please call (01205) 510888 or email enquiry@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk.

For more information on our area offices, see the Contact Us page